What Goes On Here

By Michael Reilly

What goes on here

The business of this page and print

Is a matter strictly for you and I

Who have, incidentally

Chosen to secede from the state of grammar

Whose tyranny would strip me

of a fundamental identity:

the familial comfort in a simple sound

which does not survive

seemingly harmless and arbitrary

parameters of pronoun

I am a universe

I am entirety

And the page does not exist

Don’t tell the writer

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Mike Reilly is a writer of poetry, fiction, and music living in Philadelphia.


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